The 25 Highest Rated Programs During Radio's Golden Age 
Blue Network
American Broadcasting Company

 

 
Program/Time Season Rating Blue/ABC Sponsor
1. Jergens Journal 
(Walter Winchell)  
1944-1945 25.3

Blue

Jergens Lotion 

Sunday  9:00 PM

2. Kaiser-Frazer News
(Walter Winchell)   
1948-1949 25.0

ABC

Kaiser-Frazer

Sunday  9:00 PM 

3. Jergens Journal
(Walter Winchell)  
1943-1944 22.4

Blue

 Jergens Lotion 

Sunday  9:00 PM

4. Jergens Journal 
(Walter Winchell)  
1946-1947 22.0

ABC

Jergens Lotion 

Sunday  9:00 PM

5. Jergens Journal 
(Walter Winchell)   
1947-1948 21.9

ABC

Jergens Lotion 

Sunday  9:00 PM

6. Jergens Journal 
(Walter Winchell)  
1945-1946 20.3

Blue

Jergens Lotion 

Sunday  9:00 PM

7. Stop The Music!   1948-1949 20.0

ABC

Multi Sponsors

Sunday  8:00 PM

8. Walter Winchell   1949-1950 18.0

ABC

Richard Hudnut 

Sunday  9:00 PM

9. This Is Your FBI   1947-1948 17.1

ABC

Equitable Insurance 

Friday  8:30 PM 

10. Philco Radio Time 
(Bing Crosby)  
1947-1948 16.8

ABC

Philco Radios 

Wednesday  10:00 PM 

11. Jergens Journal 
(Walter Winchell)  
1942-1943 16.6

Blue

Jergens Lotion 

Sunday  9:00 PM

12. Philco Radio Time 
(Bing Crosby)  
1946-1947 16.1

ABC

Philco Radios 

Wednesday  10:00 PM

This Is Your FBI  1948-1949 16.1

ABC 

Equitable Insurance 

Friday  8:30 PM

13. Philco Radio Time 
(Bing Crosby)  
1948-1949 15.7

ABC

Philco Radios

Wednesday  10:00 PM

The Fat Man  1948-1949 15.7

ABC

Pepto Bismol 

Friday  8:00 PM 

Walter Winchell   1950-1951 15.7

ABC

Richard Hudnut 

Sunday  9:00 PM

14. Break The Bank   1947-1948 14.7

ABC

Ipana

Friday  9:00 PM

This Is Your FBI   1949-1950 14.7

ABC

Equitable Insurance

Friday  8:30 PM

15. Lowell Thomas   1942-1943 14.3

Blue

Sunoco 

Monday-Friday  6:45 PM 

16. The Fat Man   1949-1950 14.2

ABC

Pepto Bismol 

Friday  8:00 PM 

17. Lowell Thomas    1943-1944 13.7

Blue

Sunoco 

Monday-Friday  6:45 PM

18. Duffy's   1942-1943 13.6

Blue

Sal Hepatica 

Tuesday  8:30 PM

The Lone Ranger  1949-1950 13.6

ABC

Cheerios, 
Wheaties 

Mon., Wed., Fri.  7:30 PM

19. Jimmie Fidler   1944-1945 13.4

Blue

Arrid 

Sunday  9:45 PM

The Fat Man  1947-1948 13.4

ABC 

Pepto Bismol

Friday  8:00 PM 

20. Inner Sanctum Mystery 1942-1943 13.3

Blue

Carter's Little
Liver Pills

Sunday  8:30 PM

21. Gang Busters 1947-1948 13.1

ABC

Waterman Pens

Saturday  9:00 PM

22. You Bet Your Life 1948-1949 13.0 ABC Elgin-American

Wednesday  9:30 PM

Counterspy 1949-1950 13.0 ABC Pepsi Cola

Tuesday & Thursday  7:30 PM

23. Walter Winchell  1951-1952 12.8

ABC

Richard Hudnut

Sunday  9:00 PM

24. Break The Bank  1948-1949 12.7 ABC Ipana

Friday  9:00 PM

25. Gang Busters  1942-1943 12.6 Blue Sloan's Liniment

Friday  9:00 PM

 

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